Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Tar-Pam Guide Service provides daily fishing reports for the Inner and Outer Banks of North Carolina

Upcoming Openings for Striper or Shad

Shad season is here.  The rivers have been at flood stage and are receding fast.  Once they come down to fishable levels, the shad will be here in full force.   The shad bite will be great from late Feb … Continue reading

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Another Week of Lower Roanoke Striper Fishing

This week was a fun one.  We had some tough fishing early in the week before the water got to us.  Once the water came up, the bite fired off just like we like it.  The last 3 trips have … Continue reading

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Last Minute Cancellation for Tomorrow (Saturday)

My guys for tomorrow can’t make it, so if you want to go this Saturday, email or call me.  The river is rising and the bite ought to fire off.  

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Lower Roanoke River Winter Striper Report

This is starting to sound like a broken record, but it continues to be as good as it needs to be……..plenty of fish.  Here are some pictures from this past week.  We’ve had some great trips lately and look forward … Continue reading

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Winter Striper Report

The bite continues.  50-100 fish days just about everyday.  I don’t know any better place to fish in the state this time of year.  If you want to catch quality, hard-pulling saltwater fish (and lots of them), we have the … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective on “Why We Fish” is Needed in Today’s Time

With recreational anglers taking the brunt of decades of fisheries mismanagement by the incompetent bureaucrats at the NC Division of Marine Fisheries, NC Division of Environmental Quality, and politicians in our legislature, especially in the executive branch and due to … Continue reading

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Winter Striper Fishing is Red Hot

This past week has produced consistently good fishing.  We’ve been catching anywhere from 40-80 fish per outing, which is exactly what we want.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing some 100 fish days very soon.   This past week, the fish … Continue reading

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Excellent Winter Striper Fishing

We’ve been hammering them all week with some triple digit catches.   It can be a bit “feast or famine”, but with some patience and persistence in searching for them, we’ve been rewarded in a big way.  The fishing should … Continue reading

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Our 2020 Winter Striper Season has Begun!

It’s the day after Christmas, and Capt. Scooter and I were feeling some withdrawal from not being on the water in a few days, so we headed out in search of some winter stripers on the lower Roanoke.  After spending … Continue reading

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These are the Good Ole Days of Tomorrow

I heard that saying today, and it really stuck.  You always hear older folks talking about the “Good Old Days” of fishing.  Well….these are those days that we’ll be sitting around talking and reminiscing about one day.  Let’s go make … Continue reading

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